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*Numbers will be posted Monday-Friday each week. Weekend Numbers will be reflected on Monday's Grid.

The Cortland County Health Department was notified today of the death of a COVID positive community member. Our hearts go out to this person’s family and friends.

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"Individuals currently being monitored" by the Cortland County Health Department fall into the following categories:

  1. ​​​People who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still being Isolated within Cortland County.
  2. People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.
  3. Those who have recently traveled to a high-risk COVID-19 Country or State and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.​​​

"Current Positives" include individuals who tested positive and are currently under a public health order for mandatory isolation in Cortland County.

"Recovered Cases" include the number of positive cases who completed mandatory isolation in Cortland County and have been released.

Please click on the image below to access the NYS DOH COVID-19 Consolidated Data website. This website includes new data as well as a reorganization of previously released data to make it easier for the public to access, read and understand. The new data homepage links to 16 key data pages organized into five major categories.

NeW Centralized COVID DAta for NY State

Guthrie announces expanded hours for its outpatient laboratory at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, GCMC will offer lab services Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8a.m. – noon. The expanded hours are designed to better serve the community and the growing need for lab work. GCMC is also pleased to introduce a self-scheduling option for patients who need lab work completed. Available immediately, the self-scheduling option will allow patients to choose a time that works best for their busy schedules. Patients must use eGuthrie to schedule an appointment. If a patient does not have an account, they are encouraged to create one by heading to the Guthrie.org home page and clicking on the eGuthrie sign-in icon.


Please click the image below to access the CDC’s COVID-19 Integrated County View website. This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. This data is the basis for reporting Levels of Community Transmission in each county. Maps, charts, and data provided by CDC, updates daily by 8 pm ET.

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The Health Department does not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Testing is ordered through Health Care Providers in the community.

Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate any necessary testing. If you are instructed by a medical professional to get tested, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME, and isolate yourself from your household to the extent possible until you receive results from your provider. The provider who orders the test will be who contacts you with the result; it could take up to a week or more to get results.

For people who don’t have a primary-care physician, they can call to schedule an appointment 

  • Guthrie Cortland Walk-In Care (4077 West Road in Cortland). To schedule an appointment, call (607) 299-7676.
  • Upstate Medical University Water Street Drive Through Site (800 Water Street, Syracuse, 13210). To schedule an appointment, call 315-464-2778, press 0 and follow the prompts.
  • Cayuga Health Sampling Sites Register at cayugahealth.org/ or call (607) 319-5708.
  • Or Visit, Find a Test Site Near You.

Please continue to practice social distancing, proper cleaning, and hygiene practices, and stay home as much as possible.

External Links to Current Health Topics

  1. COVID-19
  2. Mumps
  3. Seasonal Flu

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The mission of the Cortland County Health Department is to promote health, prevent disease, injury, and disability while enhancing the quality of the life within our community.

The Cortland County Health Department has numerous programs and services designed to achieve this mission. Working together, we can improve the health and well being of all residents of Cortland County.


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For Jacobus Center information or records, please call 607-753-5135.

If it is after normal business hours and you need to report one of the following:

  • a death in a regulated facility
  • contact with an animal that may cause a risk for rabies
  •  or a communicable disease that cannot wait until normal business hours

Call the Sheriff’s Department at (607) 753-3311 and they will contact the Health Department to return your call.

Follow us @CortGovHealth on social media for updates, information and events.
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